The Indians hand the game to the Sox
August 19, 1916 ...
More than 18,000 fans clung to the edge of their seats until the very last pitch came spinning toward the plate by Joe Boehling, only to see it go wide of his mark, and forcing in the winning Sox run, giving them a 2 to 1 victory. The defense was great and
the pitching airtight, with Babe Ruth pitching the first six innings when the heat got to him. From that point, Rube Foster took the mound and pitched an equally impressive game until the end.
The one run made by the visitors was a gift, as Duffy Lewis allowed a grounder to get by him in left field. Jack Graney then scored the only Cleveland run after two sacrifice fly balls. The one run looked huge for five innings. The Sox tied the
score in the sixth inning, when Jack Barry was hit by a pitch, Ray Chapman fumbled a grounder, and Barry scoring on Del Gainor's grounder which took a bad hop through the infield.
In the ninth, Larry Gardner led off with a single. After Everett Scott reached on a fielder's choice, with Gardner tagged out at third, Hick Cady smashed on to center, sending Scott to third. Hal Janvrin, hitting for Foster, was passed to load the
bases. Harry Hooper came to bat and took two pitches for balls. A strike and another ball were thrown by Boehling and the final pitch went below Hooper's knee, putting him on and allowing Mike McNally, who ran for Scott, to score the winning run.